After back-to-back losing seasons, the LA Chargers fired head coach Anthony Lynn on Monday.
Statement from Dean Spanos pic.twitter.com/aR8z0OqnEG
— Los Angeles Chargers (@Chargers) January 4, 2021
The Chargers went 5-11 in 2019, which allowed them to draft Oregon quarterback Justin Herbert in the 2020 NFL Draft.
After Herbert started the season on the bench behind Tyrod Taylor, he took over when a team doctor punctured Taylor’s lung.
Coach Lynn struggled during his Chargers career to hold leads, and the last two seasons were no different.
Ultimately, owner Dean Spanos decided to make the change now instead of prolonging the decision and stunting Herbert’s growth down the road.
Lynn finishes 33-31 as the Chargers head coach. His first two seasons he had a winning record, 9-7 then 12-4. But the last two years, 5-11 and 7-9, were enough for Los Angeles to move on.
The Chargers join a list of five other teams searching for their next head coach.